Public Date:
576508: CVE-2010-1168 perl Safe: Intended restriction bypass via object references

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The Safe (aka module before 2.25 for Perl allows context-dependent attackers to bypass intended (1) Safe::reval and (2) Safe::rdo access restrictions, and inject and execute arbitrary code, via vectors involving implicitly called methods and implicitly blessed objects, as demonstrated by the (a) DESTROY and (b) AUTOLOAD methods, related to "automagic methods."

Find out more about CVE-2010-1168 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 5.8
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact None

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (perl) RHSA-2010:0458 2010-06-07
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (perl) RHSA-2010:0457 2010-06-07
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (perl) RHSA-2010:0457 2010-06-07


Red Hat would like to thank Tim Bunce for responsibly reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Nick Cleaton as the original reporter.